COVID's impact on education and its long-term geopolitical consequences: Gerald Butts

COVID's impact on education and its long-term geopolitical consequences: Gerald Butts

It's not just kids spending too much time on their screens because they got so used to doing everything remotely during the pandemic.

The impact of COVID-related educational disruption - and the growing inequality gap - could have big geopolitical fallout in the future. Why?

Because with diminished education comes fewer economic opportunities. That will likely exacerbate already deep divisions, says Eurasia Group Vice Chairman Gerald Butts.


As a result, he adds, watch out for more future disrupted politics around the world, both within countries and between countries.

Butts spoke during a Global Stage livestream on September 15, 2022: "Live from the UN General Assembly: Transforming Education"

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